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Title: Ethics of Egyptology and collecting: Who needs the past? National values and Egyptology
Author(s): Ossama ABDEL-MAGUID
Journal: SHEDET(Annual Peer-Reviewed Journal Issued By The Faculty Of Archaeology, Fayoum University)
Issue: 1 Date: 2014
Pages: 18-25
Cite as: Ossama ABDEL-MAGUID. (2014). Ethics of Egyptology and collecting: Who needs the past? National values and Egyptology.SHEDET(Annual Peer-Reviewed Journal Issued By The Faculty Of Archaeology, Fayoum University), 1 (2014) pp. 18-25. https://doi.org/10.36816/shedet.001.10


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Ethics of Egyptology and collecting: Who needs the past? National values and Egyptology


Ossama ABDEL-MAGUID


Egyptology is a political endeavor as well as a science. Research questions are born in a political context and sometimes funded according to political agendas. Egyptology derives political clout from its ability to generate and legitimize myths about the human past that can ally people through investigates the range of ancient Egyptian culture, including the people, language, literature, history, religion, art, economics and architecture. In consequence of their power to create a bridge between the present and the past, Egyptologists are becoming increasingly aware of the ethical implications and consequences of their work

 




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